Latest advancements in Osseointegration
Today, the last day of EMSOS 2013, it is possible for healthcare professionals particularly interested in Osseointegration to follow lectures on the subject presented by the COO team from Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Rickard Brånemark, director of the Centre of Orthopedic Osseointegration at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, presented an overview of the advancements in the osseointegration treatment from when it was founded until today.
For example he mentioned that the method is very suitable for thumb amputees who can restore up to 80 percent of their functionality. The COO team expects an increase of these patients in the near future.
A patient's perspective at EMSOS
The 2013 European MusculoSkeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) exhibition and congress is underway. Today the participants could take part not only in interesting lectures performed by orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals, but also listen to patients’ own experiences.
Sahlgrenska I.C. exhibits at EMSOS 2013
Paulina Sarbinowska and Sara Palmqvist represents Sahlgrenska I.C. at the 26th edition of the European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) meeting, held May 29-31 at the Congress Hall of Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in collaboration with the Centre of Orthopeadic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
Visitors will be able to meet patients who have undergone the treatment, as well as Integrum, the manufacturer of the implants used by COO. The exibition is open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. daily.
Fridén awarded for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, has honored Jan Fridén, professor in Hand Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, with the prestigious 2013 Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research. Fridén shared the prize with American scientists Richard Lieber and Sam Ward from University of California, San Diego. The cermony was held in Chicago on March 20. Professor Fridén and his multidisciplinary team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital are specialized in surgical reconstruction of hand and upper limb in tetraplegia.
Click here for more information about the team and their way of working.
COO and Sahlgrenska I.C. visit Poland
Centre of Orthopeadic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital represented by Örjan Berlin, orthopaedic surgeon, Kerstin Hagberg, physiotherapist, and Marika Qvist, CEO Sahlgrenska I.C, were tbe key note speakers at the Congress of the Polish Society for Orthotics and Prosthetics that took place April 20th 2013 in Warsaw. In addition to attending the Congress, the 2-day visit contained a number of meetings at private and public clinics, such as VIGO-ORTHO, an orthopaedic workshop in Warsaw, POLMEDIC, a rehabilitation clinic, and orthopaedic and trauma clinics at the Specialist Hospital and Regional Specialist Hospital in Radom.
Still open seats at HPH 2013
The 21st international HPH-conference is hosted in Gothenburg 22-24 May 2013. Under the main theme Towards a more health oriented healthcare – An issue of body and mind, HPH (International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services), Region Västra Götaland and the Swedish HFS Network presents lectures, poster sessions and oral sessions spread across the three day programme. There are still open seats, visit www.hph2013.com for more information and online registration.
World’s first muscle and nerve controlled arm prosthesis
For the first time a surgical team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, led by Dr Rickard Brånemark, conducted an operation where electrodes have been permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control an arm prosthesis. The result allows natural control of an advanced robotic prosthesis, similarly to the motions of a natural limb.
Interesting meetings during visit at Arab Health in Dubai
During the exhibition, we had the pleasure of meeting and discussing with representatives of healthcare companies, universities, hospitals and authorities from different parts of the world. We also had a number of visits from Emirati doctors who have had their specialist training at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Several interesting meetings were also held, for example with Dr Amin Amiri from the Ministry of Health and Dr Khalil Qayed and Dr Mohamed Nasaif from Dubai Health Authority.
It has been very instructive and encouraging for us to hear about the interest for Swedish quality healthcare and education from the Middle East region. We are now looking forward to evaluate our activities at the exhibition and to take the next step towards new international projects and collaborations.
Sahlgrenska I.C. Exhibits at Arab Health 2013
January 28-31, Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in the Swedish pavilion at the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai. The pavilion is hosted by Business Sweden under the cooperative brand of Symbiocare. Arab Health hosts approximately 3 500 exhibitors and about 83 000 visitors during four days. The exhibition is a great opportunity to establish and maintain relations in the Middle East market.
Busy delegation trip to India comes to an end
The Swedish delegation trip to India has come to an end. Sahlgrenska I.C. look forward to take part in future cooperations between the State Government of Andra Pradesh and Region Västra Götaland, that may come as a result of the Letter of Intent signed by the two. The delegation also performed a number of meetings and study visits at both public and private hospitals and institutions, such as K.C. General Hospital, Nizam’s and Narayana Hrudulaya in Bangalore, Apollo, Quintiles and Kamineni Hospital in Hyderabad as well as Indian Spinal Injuries Centre and Fortis in New Delhi.
The discussions have been very informative and fruitful thanks to the contribution of a great number of interesting, generous and openminded people from the healthcare sector in India.